Chase and the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) are rolling out two new cards: the IHG Rewards Club Premier card and the IHG Rewards Club Traveler card. Customers with the Premier card earn 10x points when booking stays at IHG hotels, while those with the Traveler card earn 5x points on stays.
With both cards, customers also earn double points when gassing up at the pump, buying groceries and eating out. All other purchases earn cardholders one point per dollar. These cards were clearly designed with IHG customers in mind. “The IHG customer is savvy and knows what they want,” said Leslie Gillin, Chase Co-Brand Cards President.
“Along with our partners at IHG, we listened to our joint customers and are providing them with richer rewards, including the opportunity to earn double IHG Rewards Club points, Platinum Elite Member status and an annual anniversary free night, which can be redeemed at more than 95 percent of IHG properties worldwide,” he added.
The IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
With the Premier card, you can scoop up an 80,000-point sign-up bonus with a $2,000 spend during the first 90 days you have the card. Also, if you spend $20,000 with the card before your first cardholder anniversary rolls around, you’ll get an additional 10,000 IHG Rewards Club bonus points.
When booking a stay with points, you also get a fourth reward night free on stays of four or more nights. At anniversary time, you’ll get a free night.
Platinum Elite IHG Rewards Club member status is part of this cards package, along with other benefits that include:
- $100 Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check credit
- No foreign transaction fees
- Trip cancellation/interruption insurance
- Purchase protection
- 20% discount on points purchases
- Lost luggage reimbursement
There is an annual fee of $89 for this card.
The IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card
If you get the Traveler card, you’ll earn Gold Elite IHG Rewards Club Member Status once you spend $10,000 in a year. You’ll also get a free fourth night when booking stays with points. These stays should be for four nights or more.
When buying points, cardholders get a 20 percent discount, and there are no foreign transaction fees to wrestle with when traveling.
There is a $29 annual fee for this card.
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